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FDNY Adds 32 Names to WTC Memorial Wall

On September 7 at FDNY Headquarters at 9 MetroTech Center in Brooklyn, the FDNY added the names of 32 recently deceased members to the department’s World Trade Center Memorial Wall. Each of these members succumbed to 9/11-related illnesses that resulted from their participation in rescue and recovery work at Ground Zero. The inclusion of the 32 brings the total number of FDNY members who passed from 9/11 diseases to 159. This is in addition to the 343 heroes who died on September 11, 2001.

The plaque on the memorial wall reads, “Dedicated to the memory of those who bravely served this department protecting life and property in the City of New York in the rescue and recovery effort at Manhattan Box 5-5-8087 World Trade Center.” The newly memorialized FDNY members are:

  • Firefighter Gary E. Celentani, Engine Company 233
  • Lieutenant Cruz Antonio Fernandez, Ladder Company 111
  • Firefighter Robert J. Ventriglia, Engine Company 207
  • Firefighter James M. Hicks, Engine Company 7
  • Firefighter Thomas A. Lynn, Engine Company 5
  • EMT Norman Valle, Station 20
  • Firefighter Thomas Farrell, Ladder Company 41
  • Firefighter Robert W. Johnson, Engine Company 81
  • Fire Marshal Gregorio Morales, Bronx Base
  • Firefighter William E. Woodlon, Engine Company 21
  • Lieutenant Ronald D. Biller, Engine Company 151
  • Captain Vincent R. Ungaro, Engine Company 235
  • Firefighter Paul F. Santoro, Engine Company 259
  • Firefighter John A. Dunn, Engine Company 230
  • Firefighter Harry L. Davis, Squad 18
  • Lieutenant Raymond W. Alexander, Engine Company 70
  • Firefighter Joseph P. O’Toole, Ladder Company 41
  • Firefighter Kevin A. Rooney, Engine Company 42
  • Firefighter Brian J. Masterson, Marine 9
  • Firefighter Robert F. DiGiovanni, Ladder Company 144
  • Lieutenant Edith E. Torres, Bureau of Communications/EMD
  • Firefighter Robert E. Newman, Ladder Company 18
  • EMT Rose M. Scott, Bureau of Communications
  • Lieutenant Steven Sorger, Engine Company 6
  • Lieutenant Mario Bastidas, Station 58
  • Firefighter Roy E. Smith, Engine Company 156
  • Firefighter James J. Lanza, Ladder Company 43
  • Paramedic Mark A. Harris, Station 23
  • Firefighter Raymond J. Pfeifer, Engine Company 40
  • Lieutenant William J. Kelly, Ladder Company 116
  • Firefighter William J. Gormley, Ladder Company 174
  • Marine Engineer Robert W. Alexander, Marine 1

As FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro remarked at the ceremony, “The 32 members we remember this year were without question brave — they were dedicated and compassionate — and they performed their duties, selflessly and courageously.”

All of us at Barasch & McGarry join in honoring their memory and heroism.

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